This year’s shortlisted images for The Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year showcase winemaking regions all over the world, but from new and occasionally surprising perspectives. Take a murmuration of starlings in the sky up above the vines in the Napa Valley, or an Australian winemaker casting a net across his plantings and somehow transforming the terrain into a snowy-looking vista.
Last year’s winner, Oscar Oliveras, has submitted new entries this year capturing frosty Burgundian vines as well as a history-steeped cellar. The shortlist also features an entry from Club Oenologique contributor Patrick Desgraupes, while there’s a visible rise in shortlisted footage documenting English winemaking, with the likes of photographers Mick Rock and Chris Elfes capturing unique scenes from rural English vineyards.
The Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2022 forms part of the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards, which showcases footage from professionals and amateurs alike, sent in from all over the world. This year’s wine entries are no exception, with images taken in vineyards from England to Israel.
Candidates submitted their photographs into three sub-categories: People, Places and Produce. The images were judged by a panel chaired by food photographer David Loftus, who was joined by, among others, wine writer Joanna Simon, president of Champagne Tattinger Vitalie Taittinger, wine communicator Charlotte Kristensen, and Fiona Shields, head of photography at the Guardian.
There are many more images to discover in the list, with the winner revealed via YouTube at 7.30pm on 26 April. Scroll on to see a selection of shortlisted entries for Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2022.